Dalea carnea

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Hammock Prairie-clover, Whitetassels

Fabaceae (Leguminosae)

Plant Specifics

Size:1 ft tall by 3-5 ft wide
Life Span:Short-lived perennial
Flower Color:Pink
Fruit Color:Green,brown,NA
Noted for:Showy flowers


Recommended Uses:Wildflower garden. This is a low, wide-spreading plant that will do well near the front of the garden.
Propagation:Seeds are available through the Florida Wildflowers Growers Cooperative.
Light: Full Sun,  Part Shade
Moisture Tolerance:
always floodedextremely dry
 (Somewhat moist, no flooding ----- to ----- Somewhat long very dry periods)
Moisture Tolerance: Somewhat moist, no flooding ----- to ----- Somewhat long very dry periods
Salt Water Flooding Tolerance:Not salt tolerant of inundation by salty or brackish water.
Salt Spray/ Salty Soil Tolerance:Low/no tolerance of salty wind or direct salt spray
Soil or other substrate:Sand
Soil pH:Acidic



Birds and other small wildlife consume seeds (in pods). 


Larval host for southern dogface (Zerene cesonia).

Attracts pollinators, especially bees.

Native Habitats:Dry flatwoods.

Distribution and Planting Zones

Natural Range in Florida
USDA Zones

Suitable to grow in:
10A 10B 8A 8B 9A 9B 

USDA zones are based on minimum winter temperatures


General Comments:

Because it's a legume, it will grow well in poor soil.

There are multiple subspecies.